Trust, somehow, has always been and will continue to remain the basis on which every transaction or interaction takes place in our society.
Be it the coming together of two individuals in the form of a marriage,
Be it a patient going to a doctor for treatment,
Be it buying something online,
Be it the very communication between individuals where the parties accept what the other party has to offer in terms of advice, suggestions etc.,
Be it the evidence that is presented in the court of law,
Be it the advice that parents give to their kids which they follow,
I can go on and on with the examples of the very application of this 5 letter word Trust, which has had its etymology which mean protection, comfort, solace etc.
When we talk of protection, comfort or solace, on most occasions, we are referring to a 2nd or a 3rd party who is there to look after the very aspect, and possibly the need for an outside intervention not concerning the parties involved.
Which makes me somehow wonder, that trusting the trust in itself has become an act which is let’s say, has become more difficult than trusting an outsider/3rd party unknown to the very parties, assuming that the 3rd party will have all the sense to derive comprehensive conclusions, on the basis of presentation of few facts and evidence.
The very basis of justice has gone into the hands of the 3rd parties, who, at times, are completely oblivious of the situation at hand, yet have to depend on a drama that somehow unfolds in front of their eyes in a court of law.
As a consequence, we are seeing, increase in the number of cases being filed, decrease in the level of patience and adjustment that also seems to reflect one stabilizing factor in every society and most important of all, leading to mental instability and deterioration of mental health coefficient of a society as a whole.
Be it the greed,
Be it the jealousy,
Be it the hatred,
Be it the fear,
All the above lead to reduction in our ability to trust and leads to disintegration of the fundamental reason why we all exist together.
Don’t you think, it’s high time, we start to trust again, if not for the very act of it, than surely for maintaining the much required stability of our societies?
For, if trusting the trust becomes an act beyond our reach, then we are headed in just one direction, which we all refer to as destruction, first of self and of course of the society.
Source for the Image: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/trust-business-relationship-marketing-space-michael-cherry